Is Meghana going from good gal to gangster?
After several girl-next-door roles, the actress will now be seen in a completely new genre
This Friday is all about Meghana Raj, as she has two films releasing - Noorondu Nenapu and Jinda. While the former has her playing a doctor, in the latter, audiences will see the actress taking on a genre that’s completely new to her.
Having mostly featured in girl-next-door type of roles, this is the first time that Meghana is part of a gangster film. "It is raw, realistic and uncensored," she says, while describing Jinda.
About what drew her to be part of such a film, she says, "I got hooked to the story when it was narrated by Musanje Mahesh (the director). When I heard that the movie is based on a real incident, I became more interested. Though I can’t reveal anything about my role, when I heard the story, I thought, 'did this girl actually do that?'"
The film has Devaraj playing an important role, and also has Meghana’s parents, Sunder Raj and Pramila Joshai, in the cast.
Though Meghana says that her role was completely performance-oriented, she also feels that this was a risky role to play, as it deals with real people and their lives.
"Throughout my career, I have always played it safe with the kind of roles I’ve taken up. And then Jinda happened. What is the use of playing similar characters? In fact, my role in Jinda was tough because I couldn't relate to it in any way. It was the only thriller that interested me, and I hope it will generate the same kind of response from the audiences," she says.